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In this photo illustration, Velveeta cheese is shown on January 8, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Kraft Foods, the maker of Velveeta, says there is a shortage of the cheese product in some areas. (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Kraft Recall Details

(AP) — Kraft is recalling Velveeta cheese from Walmart stores in as many as 12 states, mostly in the Midwest, because the cheese lacks the proper amount of preservatives. Insufficient levels of sorbic acid has […]

06/19/2014

A General Motors logo is shown at the General Motors Technical Center, where today Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra held a press conference on June 5, 2014 in Warren, Michigan. Barra spoke to provide an update on GM's internal investigation into the ignition switch recall at the General Motors Technical Center. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

GM Recall: The Latest

General Motors has announced the recall of 3.2 million more cars in the U.S. because of ignition switch problems. Click here for the latest from CBS News.

06/16/2014

Father’s Day Grilling Recipes

Macy’s culinary council chef Michelle Bernstein shares some a grilling recipes for Father’s Day.

06/07/2014

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Chicagoland Tour De Cure

On Sunday, June 8, more than 1,200 riders will join the Chicagoland Tour De Cure in Aurora to increase awareness about diabetes, and raise money for diabetes research.

06/05/2014

Consumers Of Babies “R” Us, Toys “R” Us Baby Products Eligible For Settlement From Class Action Suit

Consumers who purchased a number of baby products at Babies “R” Us or Toys “R” Us are now eligible for compensation following a class-action lawsuit.

06/04/2014

Ways To Prevent ‘Summer Slide’

(CBS) — Meg Fitzgerald of Bennet Day School in the West Loop shares some creative, hands-on ways to keep kids learning during vacation. (1) Create with Sticks & Stones: • Enjoy the fun challenge of […]

06/01/2014

Memorial Day Recipies

Taylor Dyer from Whole Foods shares some recipes for your Memorial Day BBQ or summer picnic.

05/25/2014

Mars Surface

Three Chicagoans Vying For Mission To Mars

It is an ambitious project that is literally out of this world. It’s called Mars One. When and if it achieves lift off a decade from now, people will travel to Mars to live there permanently.

05/21/2014

Buick Enclave. (Credit:  KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Parade Of GM Recalls Rolls On; 2.4M More Vehicles

nother day, another recall from General Motors.

05/20/2014

Nearly 826,000 pounds of ground beef was recalled in 12 states in August 2009 after at least 27 people were sickened by salmonella.

Ground Beef Recall Issued

Morgan’s Meat Market, a Mattoon, Ill., establishment, has recalled approximately 216 pounds of uninspected ground beef products.  Under state and federal regulations, meat products produced without the benefit of inspection are considered unfit for human […]

05/19/2014

An aerial view shows a flooded area near the Northern-Bosnian town of Brcko on May 18, 2014.  (Photo credit should read ELVIS BARUKCIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago 4th Grader Raising Funds For Bosnian Flooding Victims

A Chicago fourth grader is raising money for flooding victims in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

05/18/2014

Chicago Craft Beer Week

(CBS) — For more information on Chicago’s Craft Beer Week, click here.

05/18/2014

Cat Saves Boy Being Attacked By Dog

A video posted on Youtube shows a cat rushing to the aid of a young boy who was being dragged off of a tricycle by a dog.

05/14/2014

Healthy Pantry Tips

Replace White Products With Whole Grains Snack Smarter With Less Sugar & More Protein Clear Condiments With Additives Spruce Up Spices & Herbs Buy Pure Extracts Replace Cans With Bags & Boxes Put Items In […]

05/11/2014

Mother’s Day Charities

(CBS) – For more information on Mother’s Day Charities, visit http://www.heifer.org, http://www.rescue.org, http://www.helpamotherout.org, womenforwomeninternational.org, http://www.guidestar.org and http://www.charitynavigator.org.

05/11/2014

Icing Smiles

(CBS) — For more information or to volunteer for Icing Smiles, visit icingsmiles.org and facebook.com/icingsmiles.

05/10/2014

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is a week away and Meredith Sinclair of Meredithplays.com shares some gift ideas for all budgets.

05/04/2014

Race Nutrition

(CBS) – For Lara Field’s tips on preparing and staying fueled during racing season, visit http://www.feedkids.com. Homemade Recipe: Tart Cherry Gel. Servings: 5 (slightly less than 1/4 cup each). Ingredients 1/2 cup frozen tart cherries […]

04/27/2014

Stress Relief

(CBS) — April is National Stress Awareness Month and for tips on dealing with stress, visit Dr. Ed LaMadrid’s website at http://www.edlamadrid.com.

04/27/2014